Michael de Sanctis emerged in Catalonia, Spain, around 1591. At six, he declared a future in monastic life to his parents, closely mirroring St. Francis of Assisi, to the point of needing restraint. Following his parents’ demise, he apprenticed with a merchant but maintained a fervent, devoted life. In 1603, Michael joined the Trinitarian Friars in Barcelona and took vows at Saragosa’s St. Lambert’s monastery in 1607.

He soon aspired to join the Trinitarians’ reformed sect, moving to the Madrid Novitiate. His studies in Seville and Salamanca led to ordination and leadership roles in Valladolid, twice as Superior.

His peers viewed him as saintly, particularly for his Eucharistic devotion and Mass ecstasies. Dying at 35 on April 10, 1625, posthumous miracles led to his 1862 canonization by Pope Pius IX. The Roman Martyrology celebrates him for his life’s purity, asceticism, and divine love. From childhood, Michael’s trajectory towards remarkable sanctity never deviated. Today, as young individuals navigate a seemingly indifferent world, St. Michael de Sanctis offers both a model for emulation and a source of intercession.

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  1. Please St. Michael de Sanctis pray for me to love God and to serve him as you did. Please pray for my grandma who is in the hospital today. Help her recover and get back to full strength. I love her dearly, and am not ready for her to pass. Please pray for us all.

  2. Remember my in your prayers. My mother is seriously ill and she needs urgently 2 surgeries…
    Dear Chris I offer my prayers for your grand mother….

  3. St Michael e Sanctis please pray for us especially for my husband who is not well that he be healed of the ailment and for our familyespecially the youth thank you Amen- also for for others who are asking for your prayers

  4. St Michael de Sanctis, play for me as I am searching for a job and me and my fiance as we are preparing for our marriage. My sister and I also need healing mercy.pray for us, amen

  5. OH Lord my problems are so insignificant compared to all these people please give them my blessing as once a great man had taught me to think, Thank you most Holy Lord and my God Jesus Christ..


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